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MCR Programme Development Team – Aberdeen & Central Belt

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £34,000
  • Aberdeen and Glasgow
  • Closing 31st January 2023

  • Advertised from 25th January 2023
  • Permanent


Are you searching for a position with purpose? A role to make a real difference? Where your time can be transformational? MCR Pathways is a national, award-winning mentoring programme dedicated to addressing the long-standing inequality in education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances for care experienced young people and those experiencing disadvantage.

We are looking for two Programme Development team members to support the practice and development of the MCR programme in Aberdeen and the Central Belt. The role is a highly important one to build and maintain the confidence of the MCR frontline staff. Training and motivation skills are essential as is command of detail and empathy with the MCR cause and young people.

Our in-school mentoring has profound impacts on mentees in their confidence, wellbeing, achievement and post-school progression. MCR Mentors are volunteers who make and experience a life changing difference. The MCR frontline teams are essential to the success and your job will be to ensure they have all the tools, understanding and support needed.

You will play a key role in the development of MCR overall, the implementation and evaluation of programme content, and the hands on training of school based staff. The role is diverse and challenging with highly effective relationship building and communication skills essential. It will involve a degree of travel to schools, therefore access to a car is essential.

Read the Person Specification

Application notes

To apply, please visit our website and complete the application form in 500 words or fewer, providing examples of where you have demonstrated the points covered within the Programme Development Team Job Description & Person Specification.

Please note, the role will be subject to a PVG check and two satisfactory references, one of which must be from your current or most recent employer.

MCR Pathways subscribes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) regarding disclosure & barring.

MCR Pathways is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role is subject to a PVG check. Applications to process PVGs will only be submitted once the successful candidate has accepted the offer of a position. For further information, visit:

MCR Pathways is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.